Unlike plastic surgery procedures which are done solely for aesthetic or preference reasons, reconstructive surgery is done when there has been damage to form and/or function of parts of the body. The ultimate goal of the procedure is to restore function and a more natural appearance to the damaged area of the body.
Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Frequently used to describe Hernia repairs, is the process of restoring both the functional and structural integrity of the abdominal muscles.
For more information regarding Hernia Repair and types of Hernias visit the Comprehensive Hernia Center
Abdominoplasty Commonly referred to as a “Tummy Tuck” is a procedure that is done to repair weak abdominal muscles while removing excess fat, skin, and tissue; leaving a sleeker, more contoured belly.
Liposuction (Lipo) A procedure used to reshape targeted areas of the body by the removing of excess fat, resulting in improved body shape.
Body Contouring Most commonly done after a patient has undergone weight-loss surgery or has experienced significant weight-loss. Body countouring procedures remove excess fast and sagging skin in multiple areas of the body to improve overall body shape. The procedure may include arm lift, breast lift, facelift, lower body lift, medial thigh lift, and tummy tuck. For more information visit Post-Bariatric Reconstructive Surgery
Chest Wall Reconstruction A procedure used to reconstruct the chest wall of patients that suffer defects due to trauma, cancer, or use of radiation
Deviated Septum Repair or Septoplasty a procedure done to straighten the septum itself, repositioning it to the center of the nose resulting in better airflow in and out of the nose.
Symptoms of Deviated Septum include:
- Frequent Nosebleeds
- Difficultly breathing in and out of the nose
- Sleep apnea
- Frequent headaches and postnasal drip
- Nasal congestion
Gender Affirmation Surgery Also known as Sexual Reassignment Surgery refers to a multitude of surgical procedures that alter the body of an individual to align with their gender identity. This process can be lengthy and requires multiple steps and procedures for a full transition.
Other procedures performed include but are not limited to:
- Lower Extremity Reconstruction
- Management of Chronic Wounds (Skin Grafting and Soft-Tissue Flap Coverage)
- Mole Removal
- Nose and Facial Fractures
- Reconstructive Surgery for Burn Patients
- Scar Revision
- Thighplasty (Thigh Lift)